Many kids will go through a dinosaur-obsessed phase in their childhood, but few follow scientist Ben Novak’s path. Novak, who once won a youth science fair with a project about bringing the dodo back, now leads the development of scientific programs at Revive & Restore, a nonprofit whose mission is the genetic rescue of endangered and extinct species. Having grown up in western North Dakota, where he witnessed the bison, bighorn sheep and elks that had been reintroduced to Theodore This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-One Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 42 Anna Wiener Anna Wiener was on the path to Silicon Valley success. Then she pivoted. Allyssia Alleyne charts the making of a tech-skeptic. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Influencers Anonymous Instagram content creators answer a short survey about the influencer industry. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Crazy Busy There’s no rest for the aspirational. Arts & Culture Issue 42 The Goal Keepers Not your therapist, not your friend: What accounts for the remarkable rise of the life coach? Arts & Culture Issue 42 Torrey Peters The Detransition, Baby author is living her best life. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Trash Talk On wish-cycling and wishful thinking.